Brian Banks

Editor and Founder, Music Vice Magazine. Writer. Photographer. Poet. From Scotland. Not Ireland. Proudly based in Toronto, Canada. Rock N' Roll Don't Pay The Rent... 

Web Site: http://www.musicvice.com


The Big Pink at Lee’s Palace, Toronto, 29 November 2009 – Live Review

November 30, 2009

Gig/Concert: The Big Pink at Lee’s Palace Venue: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada Date: 29 November 2009 Headliners: The Big Pink In one word: Adhesive Arriving at Lee’s...
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Album Review: tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

November 17, 2009
Album Review: tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

A review of Tune Yard's debut album BiRd-BrAiNs, released November, 2009 by 4AD. Home-recording at its finest, a DIY delight. In one word: Arresting

Fucked Up Weekend 2009 – Review and Photos

November 3, 2009
Fucked Up Weekend 2009 – Review and Photos

Review and photos of Fucked Up Weekend 2009 in Toronto, October 29-31, 2009. Three nights of hardcore, thrash and rock 'n roll headlined by 2009 Polaris Prize winners Fucked Up. Featuring photos from...
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The Rural Alberta Advantage Interview

November 3, 2009
The Rural Alberta Advantage Interview

The Rural Alberta Advantage is one of the most important bands among the exciting new wave of Canadian indie rock. Music Vice editor Brian Banks caught up with the RAA at Virgin Festival 2009 in Toronto...
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Pinktober Breast Cancer Benefit Gig at Hard Rock Cafe Toronto featuring The Barettas, Magneta Lane and Holly McNarland – Review, Photos and Setlist

October 24, 2009
Pinktober Breast Cancer Benefit Gig at Hard Rock Cafe Toronto featuring The Barettas, Magneta Lane and Holly McNarland – Review, Photos and Setlist

Gig/Concert: Pinktober Breast Cancer Charity Gig featuring Holly McNarland with The Barettas and Magneta Lane Venue: Hard Rock...
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Paramore at Kool Haus, Toronto, 15 October, 2009 – Review, Show Photos and Setlist

October 18, 2009
Paramore at Kool Haus, Toronto, 15 October, 2009 – Review, Show Photos and Setlist

Hayley WIlliams' bounces back from her recent throat problems as Paramore bring the noise to an adoring Toronto crowd. Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada. In one word: Firecracker
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Indie Week 2009, Toronto – Review and Photos

October 15, 2009
Indie Week 2009, Toronto – Review and Photos

All the action from Indie Week in Toronto, featuring a host of exciting new indie artists from Canada and abroad including Katie Costello, Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold, Teenage X and Darlings of...
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The Shwaltz Music Festival, Oshawa, Ontario, 19 September 2009 – Live Review and Photos

September 21, 2009
The Shwaltz Music Festival, Oshawa, Ontario, 19 September 2009 – Live Review and Photos

The Shwaltz is a third-annual free outdoor music festival held in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. A lot of talented bands from the Toronto area turned up to play,...
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Album Review: Taken by Trees – East Of Eden

September 12, 2009
Album Review: Taken by Trees – East Of Eden

Title: East Of Eden Artist: Taken by Trees Label: Rough Trade Released: September 2009 In one word: Innate Taken By Trees is a solo project by Sweden’s Victoria Bergsman, the former lead...
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Scene Music Festival 2009 – Review and Photos

June 30, 2009
Scene Music Festival 2009 – Review and Photos

Review and photos from Scene Music Festival 2009 in St. Catharines, Ontario. Featuring Cancer Bats, Every Time I Die, Hell Yeah Fuck Yeah, Distance Between Stars and Polar Bear Club. In one word:...
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